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making news in america this morning, new fallout from the president's twitter attack aimed at cable tv hosts. how the white house is defending the message and how lawmakers are condemning the tweets as the hosts delay their vacation to respond. we're live in washington. overnight the new travel ban goes into effect. one state already filing a court challenge. what it all means for travelers. a police shoot-out broadcast live. see the suspect take to facebook during the encounter with officers. and a scary sight for an 11-year-old. a large animal crashing into his bedroom while he slept. >> it's hard to explain, but it sounds almost like a cannon bursts through and hit like straight past my ear. >> the smashed out window claw marks on the wall and the amazing story this kid has to tell.
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and we do say good morning, everybody, on this friday. we're going to start with the president facing growing backlash for that twitter attack that's sparking allegations of sexism. it comes after the president tweeted about "morning joe" host mika brzezinski and joe scarborough. among other things he said mika has a low i.q. and added when he saw her at mar-a-lago she was bleeding badly from a face-lift. it was apparently in response to their repeated criticism of the president on their show. overnight mika and joe responded telling "the washington post" the president has an unhealthy obsession with the show. they also said the president lied about mika claiming her face was not bleeding from a face-lift. abc's janai norman joins us from washington. good morning, janai. >> reporter: good morning and happy friday. as usual there is so much going on in washington but instead of talking about policy or national security, we're talking about twitter and the tweets some are
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calling the latest example of president trump's cyberbullying. this morning they're the tweets heard around the world. the president launching a personal attack on msnbc host mika brzezinski insulting her appearance and intellect in a pair of venomous tweets calling her low i.q. crazy mika saying that she and co-host joe scarborough came to visit him in mar-a-lago in december. she was bleeding badly from a face-lift. i said, no. the string of insults came after brzezinski criticized the president on her show mocking him for having, quote, teensie hands. >> nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself lying every day and destroying the country. >> the president has been attacked mercilessly on personal accounts by people on that program. >> reporter: the white house defending the attack but in person president trump not willing to defend his own tweets. >> mr. president, do you regret your tweets this morning at all? >> reporter: still, democrats pouncing. >> stop the disrespect.
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>> i call him the cyberbully in chief. >> reporter: and republicans piling on to the bipartisan condemnation. >> look, what we're trying to do around here is improve the tone and the civility of the debate and this obviously doesn't help do that. >> reporter: the tweets also reigniting the controversy over trump's attitudes towards women. >> i think it's so blatantly sexist, i don't even know that there is any question about it. >> reporter: even drawing criticism from one woman whose vote he needs to get the senate's health care bill passed. >> it clearly was inappropriate. it is beneath the dignity of the office. >> reporter: and mika and her co-host and fiance joe were supposed to be away on vacation today but instead postponed to respond to the president's tweets, so we'll see what they have to say in just a couple of hours. kendis and diane. >> all right. many will be tuning in to watch that one. all right, janai norman live from washington, thanks, janai. and the stage is set for president trump's first meeting with russian president vladimir putin since taking office. the two leaders are scheduled to sit down for face-to-face talks next week on the sidelines of
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the g-20 summit in germany, but the white house is not saying whether the president plans to bring russian election meddling up. overnight a scaled down version of the president's travel ban went into effect impacting people from six predominantly muslim countries but the partial ban is already facing its first legal challenge since the supreme court cleared way. abc's maggie rulli with more. >> reporter: president trump's travel ban is now in effect. anyone from these six muslim majority countries can no longer enter the u.s. unless they meet certain requirements. >> the american public could have legitimate concerns about their safety when we open our doors. >> reporter: the airports remain calm. quite a different scene from last january. [ chanting ] when the president's initial executive order caught travelers off guard leaving many stranded. under the new guidelines if someone from a restricted country wants a visa, they have to prove a bona fide relationship to someone in the u.s. the administration defines that
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as a parent, spouse, child, son or daughter-in-law or siblings. >> it's just very frustrating to know that the federal government can just redefine the concept of family. >> reporter: rama issa plans to get married this fall but now worries whether her family in syria will even be allowed to come to her wedding. >> i was raised by my grandparents. the idea that i wouldn't be able to have them at my wedding is heartbreaking. >> reporter: the definition of a bona fide relationship continues to change and, diane and kendis, hawaii has already challenged the new ban demanding to clarify exactly what counts as a close relationship. >> maggie, thank you. and a bill that would take federal funds from sanctuary cities is on its way to the senate. the republican measure was passed in the house yesterday mostly on party lines. the house also okayed another immigration bill known as kate's law that punishes deportees who re-enter the country illegally. democrats called both measures feel-good legislation that makes
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congress appear tough on crime. americans are expected to set new travel records over the long independence day weekend. aaa says 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home in part because of low gas prices. most are traveling by car like these drivers on the george washington bridge here between new york and new jersey. a live look at this early morning hour and nearly 3.5 million of us are flying to our holiday getaways. an increase of nearly 5% over last year. now, unfortunately, some travelers are running into nasty weather. this hailstorm pounded omaha, nebraska, shattering car windshields, windows and skylights. let's take a closer look at your forecast. >> good morning. severe weather threat for today. this is going to be a large area stretching from the great lakes all the way back down into the midwest and also into the south plains. notice the red shaded areas where there can be high winds and also very heavy rain
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creating travel disruptions. the second zone here into oklahoma, arkansas and missouri where there can also be large hail and isolated tornadoes. more big delays on the way. i'm justin povick with your accuweather forecast. and decreasing winds and higher humidity are helping crews battle more than two dozen active large fires burning in the west. new brush fires erupted in the hills west of los angeles. this one burned dangerously close to homes in malibu until crews were finally able to surround it. and it will be a long wildfire season. officials warn six years of drought has left more than 100 million dead trees. well, still ahead right here, the new concerns about the popular fidget spinners and catching fire. plus, a gunfight on social media. what investigators are saying about this shoot-out with police that was streamed live on facebook. and a family on a hike missing for nearly a week.
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you're looking at a dramatic police chase that started in louisville, kentucky, and ended with the suspect tearing through a field. the driver ran over a police spike strip and eventually crashed. robert ellis is wanted in a string of purse snatchings at area gas stations. one of the texas police officers critically wounded in a shoot-out with two suspects is not expected to survive. the officers were on a routine patrol in san antonio when two men opened fire on them. the second officer is critically injured but is expected to recover. one suspect was killed. the other is in custody. police in los angeles say a
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homicide suspect live streamed on facebook as he traded gunfire with a s.w.a.t. team. the live stream captured the suspect shouting and pointing a gun at one point yelling that officers are about to kill me, his words. now the suspect eventually shot and hit a s.w.a.t. officer and police, of course, fired back shooting the suspect. both are expected to recover. president trump has made good on a promise that he made earlier this year to send in the feds to chicago to try to combat the city's crime rate and gun violence there. nearly two dozen additional atf agents are now helping to hunt down gun traffickers using cutting-edge ballistics technology. now, last year feds examined data from 11,000 bullets and shell casings from chicago. that's about as many submissions from new york and los angeles combined. fire officials are investigating after a deadly explosion at a florida power plant. two workers were killed. four others critically injured by that blast in tampa. investigators say the explosion happened as routine maintenance
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was being performed on a tank inside a big ben power plant. the waste in that tank was more than 1,000 degrees. well, fidget spinners now appear to share something else with some recent fads like hoverboards. they're catching fire. there have been two reports in the past month of the gadget bursting into flames while charging. one was in michigan. the other in alabama. the company that made the spinners is unknown. the consumer product safety commision though is investigating both cases. when we come back, venus williams involved in a deadly car crash. see who police say is at fault. and an animal burst into a kid's window in the middle of the night. what he says he saw. ys he saw. afi sure had a lot on my mind. my 30-year marriage... ...my 3-month old business... plus...what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital,
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after an early morning workout at the gym. as you can see, well, it was swallowed up by this 20 foot deep, 10 foot wide sinkhole. city officials say they don't know yet what caused the collapse. he thought it had been towed. so the good news is it wasn't towed. >> there's that. looking on the bright side. >> and that's the bad news. most roadways will be intact if you are heading out this morning, but millions of you will hit some wet roads and flooding. almost the entire eastern half of the country will be stormy. if you're flying airport delays are possible in detroit, atlanta, and charlotte. and now to florida where police are investigating a fatal traffic collision involving venus williams. williams collided with another car near her home in palm beach gardens three weeks ago. now police are saying it's her fault. abc's gio benitez has the latest on the story. >> reporter: venus williams under the spotlight but not for the usual reasons. according to police the 37-year-old tennis star is being blamed for a traffic accident where a passenger in the other car ultimately died. here's the map from the police report. at this intersection in palm beach gardens, florida, three
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weeks ago the report says williams cut across in front of a car. that car t-boning williams. 78-year-old passenger jerome barson was rushed to the hospital for head trauma and died two weeks later. his wife who was driving survived. the police report says williams advised she did not see the other car and also says that she is at fault for the accident. williams' spokesperson saying she entered the intersection on a green light. this is an unfortunate accident and venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one. and in the report police do not believe venus williams was distracted or even under the influence of alcohol so right now no charges and no citations for williams but police are still investigating. gio benitez, abc news, new york. a woman who invested thousands of dollars with martin shkreli says she felt betrayed. shkreli is accused of running an $11 billion ponzi scheme. yesterday in day one of testimony in his trial in new york, sarah hassan said she
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invested $300,000 with him in 2012. it then took a year for her to recover that money. she eventually did get a profit, though, almost $3 million. now to a rescue that is playing out right now inside a mexican canyon where a san diego father and his two daughters have been stranded since last saturday. it took rescue crews a full day to reach the family in baja california after spotting them from a helicopter on tuesday. now, they had already run out of food, water and insulin for the father. now, this morning they're still making their way out where a medical team is waiting for them at a base camp. a new report shows american women are having fewer babies and having them increasingly later in life. the cdc says the national fertility rate has hit a record low. the overall u.s. birth rate remains below replacement. that's what's considered enough to keep the population stable and to ensure enough young people are entering the workforce to support an aging population. and speaking of babies, a mother from indiana has given birth to a 16-pound baby boy.
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not so little waylon cole hallett was born on may 1st via c-section. this morning at seven weeks old, he now tips the scales at 17 pounds, 7 ounces. in case you're wondering, that's the size of an average 6-month-old. by the way, the heaviest baby on record still stands at 22 pounds, a baby boy born in ohio back in 1879. >> he's held on to that record for awhile. >> yes. >> all right. >> but waylon sure tried. >> pretty good. now to a close call for a kid in anchorage, alaska. awakened in the middle of the night by a bear in his bedroom. 11-year-old zach landis said he was sound asleep when the bear came crashing through his window sending glass everywhere. when he saw the bear trying to claw its way back out, he made a run for it and woke up his parents as he explained to alaska dispatch news. >> they didn't really believe me at first, which i can totally understand because it's not every day your son comes up and says there's a bear in your room. >> but he was adamant. he said, no, there was a bear in my room. i saw it climb out the window. it's a black bear.
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it was like the size of daddy. >> i wonder if daddy took that as an insult or a compliment. >> yeah, exactly, wow. so zach said the bear landed so close to his bed that he could have reached out and touched him. fortunately the bear left on its own and zach walked away without a scratch but, man, it's going to be rough to get zach to sleep at night after this. >> yeah, forget about monsters under the bed or in the closet. you got bears coming through the window. all right. up next in "the pulse," one very hot day. see where it reached 129 degrees. plus, the big, big news overnight from jay-z. and on our facebook page rob lowe explains his run-in with bigfoot. yep, he's for real. that's on atmfans.com. yep, he's for real. that's on atmfans.com.
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♪ feeling hot hot hot ♪ feeling hot hot hot ♪ feeling hot hot hot can you tell it's the holiday weekend already? yeah, we're feeling hot starting with a scorcher for the record book. we're still dancing and the music is going. >> the temperature in the iranian city of ahvaz scored to a blistering 129 degrees yesterday. >> wow. >> hot, hot, hot, indeed, the highest temperature ever recorded in iran and one of the highest for the whole planet. >> so, by the way, the hottest temperature ever recorded in the u.s. was a mere 134 in death valley, california, back in 1913. >> oh, wow. >> do we have to turn the music
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off? >> it was hot, hot, hot. should we keep it going the whole time? >> i would love it. some hot tracks on jay-z's new -- >> that's true. jay-z's new album looks like it will be hot, hot, hot. the highly anticipated album "4:44" has a particular song on it that's already getting a lot of buzz. >> yeah, so get this. it's the title track, and it appears to be a 4:44 apology expressing regret among other things for cheating in a relationship. >> rumors of jay-z's alleged infidelities swirled last year when beyonce released the song "sorry." it even ignited a witch-hunt for becky with the good hair. well, this new album certainly adds more fuel to that fire. >> yeah. now the search is on by the beyhive as to who exactly was becky with the good hair. a classical orchestra had to deal with a ruff crowd in turkey, you might say. >> ruff, yes, because during a concert a labrador decided to get in on the action, just strolls onto the stage to join the musicians. the band plays on. so the dog decides he's going to sit and take a listen.
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good morning to you. you made it to friday. it is june 30th. coming up on 4:27 in the a.m. it's early! i'm reggie aqui. >> i'm alexa castro. natasha is off. of course, we've got our crew. >> it's the 30th. >> it's happening. >> what happened to the year? that's insane. all right, forecastwise, typical summer day. we've got the morning low clouds. you're going to see sunshine in the afternoon and really comfortable temperatures. live doppler 7 along with satellite, there's the patchy fog, the gray on the screen. let's talk about what's going on outside. a little hazy from the emeryville camera. you have low clouds now, so your 12-hour day planner will feature coastal drizzle, but after that, nothing but sunshine away from the coast. look at temperatures, comfortable for this time of year. our warmest spots inland, only at 90 degrees.
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let's check on the roads with alexis. >> good morning, drew. along with the low clouds, haziness this morning along with mist and drizzle, too. you can see just a few little drops on our traffic camera lens for the golden gate bridge. same thing for the bay bridge. i drove across that myself this morning, had to use the wipers quite a few times. so it's not widespread. it's certainly not a heavy rain or anything like that. you may just have to slow down and take it easy. we could have some slick spots. we have reports of a gravel spill in the south bay. we'll look at that coming up in less than ten. >> thank you, alexis. developing news now within just the past few minutes. the host of msnbc's "morning joe" responding to president trump's personal attack against them. >> calling mika brzezinski "low iq crazy mik" and joe scarborough fighter joe. this is after they criticized the president on their show. they were away on vacation, but postponed to respond to the president's tweets this morning. >> he appears to have a fragile, impetuous, childlike ego that
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we've seen over and over again, especially with women. it's like he can't take it. the white house claims that we attack him. no. we reported his lies. we are upset when he doesn't tell the truth and he bullies people. that is true. >> and they continue to say the president is "not mentally equipped" to continue watching their show. we go live to abc news reporter jenay norman live in washington with the latest. jenay? >> reporter: reggie and jessica, good morning to both of you and happy friday. you know, there is so much going on here in washington, but instead of talking about policy or national security, we're talking about twitter and the tweets that some are calling the latest example of president trump's cyber bullying. this morning they're the tweets heard around the world, the president launching a personal attack on msnbc host mika brzezinski, insulting her appearance and intellect in a pair of venomous tweets, calling her "low iq, crazy mika," saying she and co-host joe scarborough
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came to visit him in mar-a-lago in december, "bleeding badly from a face-lift. i said no." the string of insults after brazinski mocked him on the show for having "teensy hands." >> nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day and destroying the country. >> the president has been attacked mercilessly on personal accounts by members on that program. >> reporter: the white house defending the attack, but in person, president trump not willing to defend his own tweets. >> mr. president, do you regret your tweets this morning at all? >> reporter: still, democrats pouncing. >> stop the disrespect. >> i call him the cyber bully in chief. >> reporter: and republicans piling on to the bipartisan condemnation. >> look, what we're trying to do around here is improve the tone and the civility of the debate, and this obviously doesn't help do that. >> reporter: the tweets also reigniting the controversy over trump's attitudes towards women. >>

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